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The BEST Egg Salad

If you are like us and have chickens, then you know that you can, at times, have dozens of eggs at a time. We use them for so many things and in so many recipes. But, to be honest, my favorite way to use up eggs is in egg salad. This is the best egg salad I have ever had. I accidentally came up with the recipe, but, boy am I glad I did! Put this on some homemade whole wheat sourdough bread with some lettuce and you have a wonderful meal!

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egg salad sandwich

A little back story as to how I came up with this recipe: For the past 2-3 months, our hens were not laying at all! I mean, not ONE EGG in 2-3 months. So, we caved and bought some organic pastured eggs to supplement during their molt. Well, as luck would have it, after buying all those eggs, you guessed it, they started laying again in full force! So, I decided to boil up a dozen of the eggs we bought and wanted to make egg salad with them.

boiled eggs in a bowl

Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, we didn’t have any pickles. We had eaten them all already. So, I decided to raid the fridge and see what looked good to me. What I ended up doing is chopping some pickled jalapenos finely and some red onion. I made some homemade mayo https://therosehomestead.com/homemademayo/ and started putting this together.

chopped boiled eggs

Well, it turned out to be the most delicious egg salad I have ever had!

What you will need for this salad:

  1. Boiled Eggs.
  2. Pickled jalapenos.
  3. Red onion.
  4. Fresh garlic.
  5. Salt.
  6. Pepper.
  7. Mayo.
sliced onions and jalapenos on cutting board with crushed garlic

To make this salad, you first need to boil your eggs. I always use the instant pot to make my boiled eggs. I set the rack inside, add 1 cup water, place all the eggs I want to boil, and set to high pressure for 6-7 minutes. Let the pressure release and they are perfectly boiled. An added bonus is that they are super easy to peel after they have soaked in cold water for just a few minutes.

close up of egg salad

Chop the eggs and add to a small mixing bowl. Add 1-2 tablespoons of finely chopped jalapenos and red onion. Using a garlic press, add 1 clove of fresh garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix this up before adding the mayo. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of mayo and mix well.

Serve on homemade sourdough bread with fresh lettuce. Delicious!

I hope you will give this a try! See you soon!

egg salad on toast

The BEST Egg Salad

This egg salad recipe came to me by accident, but, boy was it a happy accident!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Instant Pot optional. Can boil on the stove top as well.
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 garlic press


  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp mayo


  • First boil your eggs and soak in cold water for a few minutes to make them easier to peel.
  • Peel 3 eggs and chop. Add to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the finely chopped jalapenos and onions.
  • Using a garlic press, add the clove of garlic.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix these ingredients before adding the mayo.
  • Add the mayo and mix well.
  • Serve on fresh sourdough bread with some lettuce.

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